This analysis revealed that chronic absence is a significant issue in Oregon, dragging down academic performance, for communities and students of all demographic backgrounds, but especially those in families living in poverty.The good news is that this research also shows that chronic absence is a solvable problem. While many schools are struggling with high levels of chronic absence, the research also identified schools that are beating the odds by maintaining higher than expected attendance rates despite serving high risk populations.
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Why Being in School Matters: Chronic Absenteeism in Oregon Public Schools
Categories: School Environment/Social Emotional Learning, Attendance, Responsive Schools, At-Risk Students, Early Warning Systems and Drop-Out Prevention, Identifying At Risk Students, Investigating Root Cause, Monitoring Progress
Indicator area: Attendance
Root Cause: Outside Factors
Source: Attendance Works, Children's Institute, ECONorthwest, Chalkboard Project